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Photography

Featured Photographer

Matt Hansen

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Great Egret
  • Great Blue Heron
  • House Finch
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Mallard Duckling
  • Osprey
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • American White Pelican
  • American Goldfinch
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Red-tailed Hawk
Jane Kim Mural
ML Essential Set

About the Photographer

I'm a 24-year-old photographer and musician living in Alexandria, Virginia. I primarily concentrate on wildlife, but do venture into other genres when needed, including high-speed strobe photography and outdoor lifestyle photography. I also help my wife shooting weddings. You can see her work at www.emilyhansenphotography.com

My philosophy is to shoot my subjects in their natural environment (no zoos!) and portray them in the best light possible. I strive to get as close to my subjects as possible—whether that means sitting in a blind for 10 hours or making a 2-hour stalk. I absolutely love animals and observing them is an incredible honor and joy.

My degree is in film scoring (music for tv and movies), and thus far in my career I've written for National Geographic, Animal Planet, A&E, Sci Fi, VH1, Spike TV, and G4.

—Matt Hansen
Alexandria, Virginia

See more of Matt's photos at http://matthansenphotography.com/